6th ICCNS: Call for Abstracts

From: Cynthia Bradford (cindy@cns.bu.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 05 2001 - 19:40:35 MET

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    ***** CALL FOR ABSTRACTS *****

    Tutorials: May 29, 2002
    Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002

    Boston University
    677 Beacon Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    Sponsored by Boston University's
    Center for Adaptive Systems
    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
    with financial support from the
    Office of Naval Research

    This interdisciplinary conference has drawn about 300 people from around
    the world each time that it has been offered. Last year's conference was
    attended by scientists from 31 countries. The conference is structured to
    facilitate intense communication between its participants, both in the
    formal sessions and during its other activities. As during previous years,
    the conference will focus on solutions to the fundamental questions:

    How Does the Brain Control Behavior?

    How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

    The conference will include invited tutorials and lectures, and
    contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and
    technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to
    a changing world. The conference is aimed at researchers and students
    of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science,
    artificial neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial

    A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
    highly visible.

    Abstract submissions encourage submissions of the latest results.

    Costs are kept at a minimum without compromising the quality of
    meeting handouts and social events.

    Confirmed invited speakers include:
    Dana Ballard
    Jeff Bowers
    Daniel Bullock
    Edward M. Callaway
    Gail Carpenter
    Bart Ermentrout
    David Field
    Mark Gluck
    Stephen Grossberg
    Frank Guenther
    Daniel Johnston
    Philip J. Kellman
    Stephen G. Lisberger
    James McClelland
    Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi
    Lynn Nadel
    Erkki Oja
    Randall O'Reilly
    Michael Page
    John Rinzel
    Edmund Rolls
    Daniel Schacter
    Wolfram Schultz
    Rudiger von der Heydt


    Session Topics:

    * vision * spatial mapping and navigation
    * object recognition * neural circuit models
    * image understanding * neural system models
    * audition * mathematics of neural systems
    * speech and language * robotics
    * unsupervised learning * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
    * supervised learning * neuromorphic VLSI
    * reinforcement and emotion * industrial applications
    * sensory-motor control * cognition, planning, and attention
                                  * other

    Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
    2002. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February
    28, 2002. A meeting registration fee must accompany each Abstract. See
    Registration Information below for details. The fee will be returned if
    the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and publication in the
    meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted Abstracts will be
    returned on request only until April 19, 2002.

    Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
    on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or
    similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page
    only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author
    name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin
    each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title
    of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address,
    telephone, fax, and email address; requested preference for oral or
    poster presentation; and a first and second choice from the topics
    above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T)
    work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system
    models (B). (Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a
    full day. Overhead, slide, VCR, and LCD projector facilities will be
    available for talks.) Abstracts which do not meet these requirements
    or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be returned. Accepted
    Abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings volume. No longer
    paper will be required. The original and 3 copies of each Abstract should
    be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, Department of Cognitive
    and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To
    register, please fill out the registration form below. Student
    registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a
    department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by
    an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If
    paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to (617) 353-7755, or
    email to cindy@cns.bu.edu. The registration fee will help to pay for a
    reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings.

    STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
    fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs. The
    deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31, 2002. Applicants
    will be notified by email by February 28, 2002. Each application should
    include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing address; email
    address; current student status; faculty or PhD research advisor's name,
    address, and email address; relevant courses and other educational data;
    and a list of research articles. A letter from the listed faculty or PhD
    advisor on official institutional stationery should accompany the
    application and summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting.
    Fellowship applicants who also submit an Abstract need to include the
    registration fee with their Abstract submission. Those who are awarded
    fellowships are required to register for and attend both the conference
    and the day of tutorials. Fellowship checks will be distributed after
    the meeting.


    Sixth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

    Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
    Boston University
    677 Beacon Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215
    Tutorials: May 29, 2002
    Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002
    FAX: (617) 353-7755

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    The conference registration fee includes the meeting program,
    reception, two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings.
    The tutorial registration fee includes tutorial notes and two
    coffee breaks.


    ( ) $85 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
    ( ) $55 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
    ( ) $60 Conference Only (Regular)
    ( ) $40 Conference Only (Student)
    ( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular)
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